Deputy Sheriff Randy Jay Hamson

Deputy Sheriff Randy Jay Hamson

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, October 24, 2008

Randy Jay Hamson

Deputy Randy Hamson succumbed to injuries sustained on August 16, 2004, when he was struck by a vehicle on Sierra Highway. He had been investigating an accident when he saw an oncoming car driving without its headlights on. As he stepped into the roadway to get the driver's attention with his flashlight he was struck by another car.

He remained in a coma in a long term care facility until succumbing to his injuries.

Deputy Hamson had served with the agency for 5 years at the time of the accident. He is survived by his wife, two sons, parents, and two brothers.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Monday, August 16, 2004

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I remember you Ham. I remember working with you fresh out of the academy. So hyper, so willing to go and do anything. I remember chit chatting at night working at East, and yelling at you to hurry up with the gates when you worked “David.” Laughing at you when you finally understood ‘walking’ not Joaquin, during count.

I will think of you every time I watch over the hedge with my kids. That damn squirrel was you, going a mile a minute and then getting distracted. He even has your name.

I remember you. I wish that wasn’t your face, but wouldn’t wish this pain on anyone else either.

To your family, I am so sorry. He loved you immensely.

Deputy (Retired) Sabrina Nowak (Hawkins)

May 18, 2018

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